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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Pellicci's Cafe



Does this interior look like a, classy expensive restaurant? You could not be more wrong, because this is the inside of Pellicci's caff, in Bethnal Green Road in the East End of London. I've been going there for over 25 years, but they have been there - and run by the same family - for over one hundred years. They serve the great British caff (cafe) food; the menu is on My Other Stuff, together with other shots. If you want to see more about this sort of food this is a good link.

The marquetry you can see on the walls dates from the eary 20th century, and the shop has been listed to preserve it, although the Pelliccis are obviously a safe pair of hands. The pictures on show are from celebrities and actors who visit. It really has to be seen and experienced - do make the pilgrimage if you can.

posted by Ham at 00:21 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "Pellicci's Cafe"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (06:27) : 

Ham - thanks for the lifestyle insights - this kind of stuff is gradually disappearing and I have very fond memories of it in the North of England where I was at university. the best meal of the week at college was eggschipsbeans and argentinian corned beef from a can (a large can) - relly good this time of year. thanks for the interesting (and nostagic ) link too

 

Blogger Michael Blamey said ... (06:28) : 

Sorry - me - not "anonymous"

 

Blogger S.Aksah said ... (15:45) : 

nice pic..do they have fish and chip?

 

Blogger Rob said ... (11:29) : 

hi ham,

good shot. Does look very classy - the only clue to it being a caff is the fluorescent strip lamp.

 

Blogger Mine is a Gin said ... (12:07) : 

It looks very similar to the New Piccadilly Cafe in Denman Street, just round the corner from the Piccadilly Theatre. A dying breed now.

Btw - love the photos & blog

 

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